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Our Genealogy Helper for Thompson Acres ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Thompson Acres (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Thompson Acres. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Thompson Acres is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

Below are the counties that are near Thompson Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Thompson Acres:

  DirDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Thompson Acres)
  Hurricane   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Teays Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Poca   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Boone
  Woodville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Layville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Julian   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lory   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cabell
  Culloden   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Milton   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
  Nitro   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Malden   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Logan
  Banco   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
  Upland   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wayne
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rush (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Raceland (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Worthington (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (KY)
  Buchanan (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stringtown (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Five Forks (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Thompson Acres, see our County-by-County Page for Thompson Acres.

Cemeteries Near Thompson Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thompson Acres.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Thompson Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trace Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chapman Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harveys Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Love Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Thompson Acres ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompson Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Thompson Acres, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Thompson Acres.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Thompson Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thompson Acres.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Thompson Acres, with the one closest to Thompson Acres listed first.

Hurricane   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thompson Acres
 - 1895 population of 207 people (with 6,542 people in 2017)
 - Hurricane had a post office and railroad service
 
Culloden   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thompson Acres
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Culloden had a post office and railroad service
 
Teays   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Thompson Acres
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Thompson Acres
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thompson Acres
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 2,612 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
 
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thompson Acres
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Thompson Acres
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thompson Acres
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Thompson Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thompson Acres in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Thompson Acres:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cabell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mason County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Putnam County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Putnam County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thompson Acres. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thompson Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4140, Longitude: -82.0324     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Thompson Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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